Madill’s Ulises Camacho – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Stuteville Chevrolet of Durant

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Since he was six years old, Ulises Camacho has enjoyed playing the game of soccer creating memories for life.

“It’s a family thing for sure,” said the 2020 Madill senior. “My favorite memory of soccer is all the times me and my dad would be outside for hours practicing in our yard or field. My dad has always been my inspiration to achieve success.”

And according to Camacho, he implements today’s technology including the YouTube app on his phone to follow the game of soccer watching matches involving his favorite player.

“I use the YouTube app all the time watching soccer highlights,” said Camacho. “It gives me the chance to watch my favorite player Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes.  I love the way he plays around his area, the passes he gives to his teammates and the aggressiveness when coming out to clear a ball.”

The goalkeeper for the Madill Wildcats openly admits his disappointment by the unexpected end of the season following his extra efforts during the offseason preparing for the spring schedule. 

“Missing out the year of 2020 high school soccer was a big impact to me personally. During the summer I played in three leagues in order to become better at my position and show everyone I got what it takes to become great and reach my goals,” Camacho explained. “What most saddens me the most is not being able to play more games and make memories with all my teammates who are like family.”

Camacho also participated in football and cross-country as well as the Wildcats high school band. While building a 3.5 GPA including zoology classes, his favorite subject, Camacho optimistically looks forward to his future.

“My career choice is to be and automotive technician as well as auto body repair. I’m planning to attend Murray State and then transfer to Universal Technical Institute,” stated Camacho.

It’s a pathway to success allowing Camacho to continue to use the lessons learned from soccer.

“In all my endeavors, I’ve always strived to be a team player, play like a family. When you do, it will get you far.”